Yes, it's Saba A Pasta Joint. That's the way it's punctuated on the sign and I strive to be an accurate reporter. This is a casual pasta house across from Emory. You order at the counter and then find yourself a seat. I went with classic comfort food, spaghetti and meatballs. The sauce was a light sauce made with chunks of tomato. The meatballs were tender and pretty good. It's definitely a nouvelle cuisine approach to pasta, not the sort of thing that Carmella Soprano would dish out, but quite appealing.
Trev, Jan, and Karem took me to a wonderful evening at West End Grill located, appropriately enough, in the West End. The restaurant still has its old tin ceiling festooned with stained glass chandeliers. I was too hungry to take a picture of our appetizers: crab cakes and bleu cheese tarts. The crab cakes had just a bit of heat to them, something you don't always find in a crab cake but which worked very well. The bleu cheese tarts lived up to their intriguing premise, rich and tangy. This is my caprese salad. The mozzarella, tomato, and basil were all outstanding. The balsamic vinegar had been very well aged, giving it a thick consistency. My main course was tuna, perfectly prepared to a medium well. The tuna left just enough room for a chocolate lava cake paired with decaf coffee. The cake was rich and moist. I kept scraping my plate to be sure I retrieved all of the chocolate.